Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Two Bright New Echinacea

National News

Echinacea have become the trendy flower. Every year there seems to be new varieties on the market stretching the imagination of what's possible with this hardy, native perennial. Breeders have...

The New Revised Pruning Book

Pruning is one of the most essential and intimidating tasks a gardener can do. The best way to learn pruning is to have someone walk you through it step by step for each plant. That may not be...

New Colorful Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the lilacs of the South. These beautiful, small trees feature attractive, lilac-shaped flowers that bloom from mid-summer until frost as well as exfoliating bark for...

Smaller Lawns for Some Cities

Parts of California have been in drought for the past three years and the lack of water is starting to cause lawmakers to take extreme measures. One of the biggest sources of water usage is the...

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In the Garden


Birds, 1 - Kim, Zero

Well, the peas came up, and then disappeared again. I think I have been feeding the earwigs. There is no evidence of slugs and the tooth prints are too small for rabbits. The mini greenhouses did the trick to germinate the seeds, thank you all for your...
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Bulbs Bulb , by Anna Pavord (Octopus Publishing Group, Ltd, ISBN: 978-1-84533-532-8), is a glorious...

Clever Gardening Technique

Mini Greenhouse Foil hungry slugs, snails, and earwigs by providing new seedlings with a mini greenhouse. You can...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Under Eaves
  • Dormant Season Pruning
  • Cymbidium Care
  • Plant Cool-Season Crops
  • Plant Garden Color

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